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The inaugural New Perspectives on Irish English Conference was held in 2010 in University College Dublin and organised by Bettina Migge (University College Dublin) and Máire Ní Chiosáin (University College Dublin). Since then, NPIE conferences have generally taken place on a bi-annual basis.

Prior to the NPIE meetings, the Celtic Englishes conferences, organised by Hildegard Tristram R.I.P. of the University of Potsdam, were the meeting place of researchers on Irish English. The first of these was held in 1994; the last in 2004 (cf.

Upcoming NPIE conference 2024: May 16-18, 2024

The next NPIE conference, NPIE-8, will take place from May 16–18, 2024, at Universidad de Extremadura in Cáceres. The members of the organising committee are: Carolina P. Amador-Moreno, Nancy E. Ávila-Ledesma, Sara Díaz-Sierra, David Sotoca-Fernández, Ana Mª Terrazas-Calero and Cassandra S. Tully de Lope.

The preliminary program is available at the conference web-site at

The contact email address is:

The conference schedule will be able to accommodate non-parallel, plenary sessions (20 mins. + 10 mins. discussion). Anonymous abstracts (max. 300 words, not including references) should be sent in Word format to:
Please, include author name(s), affiliation(s) and contact info in the email only.
Deadline for abstracts: October 15, 2023.
Notification of acceptance: December 8, 2023.

The call for papers is available here. Spread the word!

Past NPIE Conferences

NPIE-1, University College Dublin, 11-13 March 2010, organised by Bettina Migge (University College Dublin) and Máire Ní Chiosáin (University College Dublin)

NPIE-2, University College Dublin, 21-22 May 2013, organised by Bettina Migge (University College Dublin), Máire Ní Chiosáin (University College Dublin) and Jeffrey Kallen (Trinity College Dublin).

NPIE-3, University of Limerick, 18-19 June 2015, organised by Elaine Vaughan (University of Limerick) and Brian Clancy (Mary Immaculate College, Limerick), in conjunction with Karen Corrigan (Newcastle University),

NPIE-4, University of Bergen, 5-7 July 2016, organised by Kevin McCafferty (University of Bergen) and Carolina P. Amador-Moreno (University of Extremadura/University of Bergen)

NPIE-5, University of Potsdam, 25-27 April 2018, organised by Arne Peters (University of Potsdam) and Marion Schulte (University of Bielefeld),

NPIE-6, University of Vienna, 19-21 February 2020, organised by John Kirk (University of Vienna),

NPIE-7, University College Cork, 8-10 June 2022, organised by Nicola Bessell (University College Cork)